Karai Crab
So good you'll Karai!
Whole, live Dungeness Crab is slow roasted with garlic until it is juicy and ready to crack!
Cioppino
Totally Crustaceous!
A hearty San Francisco style fisherman’s stew with crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and fish!
Miso Clams
Let's Shellebrate!
Miso Sake Clams, roasted garlic and ginger in a miso sake broth.

Covid-19 Mask Mandate

Stay safe! Wear a mask!
Stay safe! Wear a mask!

Kimo and the entire Karai Ohana are strictly adhering to the Governor’s mask mandate. For the health and safety of all, we ask that all our guests abide by them as well.  When making online reservations, please fill out the online contact tracing form to expedite your seating when you get to the restaurant.

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Welcome to Karai Crab

Welcome to Karai Crab

A Fun and Spicy Seafood Restaurant

Curbside Delivery

Karai Crab, the new and improved casual seafood dining experience. Originally opened in September 2012 Makai of the former, historic Willows Restaurant, Karai Crab – meaning “Spicy Crab” – has the same mission statement as its fabled sister restaurant: “To share aloha in a special gathering place creating lasting memories for all.” The lasting memories are certain to include our delicious seafood and truly unique sauces, created by Executive Chef Miles Miyamoto.

Curbside Delivery
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Elizabeth T
The service here was fantastic. My husband and I (+ sleeping baby) came here a little before close. Staff was thoughtful and placed us away from A/C, and were patient and knowledgeable. Also helpful and made sure we were able to experience it right.
Elizabeth T.
Portland, Oregon
Chary P
They deserve all of these 5 stars twice and even 3 times over!! They bring food out as they are ready despite your intent, ie appetizer(s) or side dishes. Knowing that upfront was helpful to know to pace eating. We ordered French fries, sautéed broccoli and sautéed mushrooms along with 1 Dungeness crab with the Karai Special sauce at Cayenne spice level.
Chary P.
Escondido, CA
Shasha K.
Came here for dinner. Amazing food and amazing prices. I highly recommend the Karai sauce - we had the shrimp with Cayenne level - added rice and garlic noodles: what an amazing treat!!
Shasha K.
Fremont, CA